Picking up where we left off last time with our riveting exploration of the links between vinyl windows, aluminum windows and gases within our atmosphere, it would be helpful to look again at double paned windows and the benefits of filling those things with gases other than air (G.O.A). (No, it isn’t a technical abbreviation, but it seems like it should be, so from here on out, we shall refer to gases other than air as G.O.A… unless we forget, in which case, we’ll call those gases whatever they need to be called). Gas filled windows are a great way to improve energy efficiency and bolster a home or office’s ability to maintain a consistent temperature. Greenhouse gases similarly alter the way that heat and cold move throughout the atmosphere. Just some food for thought.
Moving on to a different topic, we are going to look at the term head track. Any guesses? This one is a tricky one to guess, so we’re just going to lay it out there. A head track is the track that sits at the head of a sliding glass door. This track guides the door along its correct path and ensures that the sliding glass door functions as it should, opening and closing with ease. We’ve all tried to open or close sliding glass doors that just wont roll, and my what a frustrating experience that can be! Who’s with me? There is a good chance that the head track was malfunctioning if your door is sticking and jamming. Of course, there are a variety of other things that can go wrong with a sliding glass door, but a head track is certainly one of those. Hopefully sliding glass doors and the way they function are now a little less mysterious, and the inner workings of a gas filled window a little better understood.